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#1986070 - 11/13/12 09:58 AM Dick Hyman plays "Fingerbuster"
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I thought I posted this.

A lot of jazz folks know Dick Hyman and everyone here has heard him play whether you realize it or not. At any rate, here's a small sampling of his playing ...

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#1986078 - 11/13/12 10:25 AM Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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For those further interested in the great man, please enjoy this afternoon with Dick Hyman -he talks extensively about his career, give loads of valuable piano concepts for players, and plays his ass off)

http://youtu.be/5rev_sDyeJQ

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#1986096 - 11/13/12 11:04 AM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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I've always thought his parents had a twisted sense of humor. He's a great pianist.
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#1986099 - 11/13/12 11:07 AM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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Anyone know if there exists sheet music for this version? I think it would be fun to take a few days and learn this piece the way Dick plays it. smile
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#1986109 - 11/13/12 11:23 AM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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One should point out that this is by Willie "The Lion" Smith, not Jelly Roll Morton. (You cannot copyright titles.)
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#1986130 - 11/13/12 11:51 AM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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I've never heard of this guy. Is his name really Dick Hymen? Goodness gracious me, that's unfortunate lol

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#1986191 - 11/13/12 01:46 PM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: debrucey]
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Dick Hyman, with an a

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#1986199 - 11/13/12 01:58 PM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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But unfortunate that it is so much like Dick Hindman! But Dick Hyman is better known. I have tuned for both of them, I recall.
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#1986251 - 11/13/12 04:02 PM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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I noticed the difference in spelling, but still lol

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#1986357 - 11/13/12 09:14 PM Re: Dick Hyman master class [Re: Dave Horne]
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for your post. Two very favourite non-classical CDs of mine (both Reference Recordings) are 'Dick Hyman Plays Fats Waller' and 'Dick Hyman in Recital'.

Incredible playing, and he is very well recorded too!
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#1986441 - 11/14/12 01:36 AM Re: Dick Hyman plays "Fingerbuster" [Re: Dave Horne]
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I've found his teaching material on youtube to be helpful; some of the things he shows from Art Tatum are part of my regular practice these days. (The people who're posting the videos are probably violating copyrights, but . . . blah blah I don't feel guilty).

Here is just one.

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